Vietnam: Drilling Campaign in the Song Hong Basin
Eni kicked off its Vietnamese 2021 drilling campaign in Block 114, Song Hong Basin, in early March. The KB-3X appraisal of the significant 2019 gas discovery, Ken Bau, was spudded some 8 km southeast of KB-1X, with the PetroVietnam VI jack-up in 95m water. Eni estimates resources at the accumulation at around 7–9 Tcf gas in-place with 400–500 MMbbl of associated condensates. The reservoir consists of Upper Miocene sands. Once operations at this well have finished, the much-anticipated Dan Day-1X wildcat will follow, situated to the south of Ken Bau. Eni and Essar are partners on the block. Kris Energy have Block 115 to the east and are expected to announce a farmout on that block very soon.